Iron Man 3 (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)

Iron Man 3 (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)

The studio that brought you Marvel’s The Avengers unleashes the best Iron Man adventure yet with this must-own, global phenomenon starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.

When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit… or does the suit make the man? Featuring spectacular special effects, Marv

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  1. 313 of 365 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Rousing Movie; Different from What I Expected, May 6, 2013
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    Brian Driver (Louisa County, Virginia) –
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    This review is from: Iron Man 3 (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)

    Let me start by saying that I can understand why there are a lot of split opinions about IRON MAN 3. It’s a film full of misdirection and deceptions, and I was a little distressed by a couple of them – which would give away too much to detail here. Suffice it to say that there were a couple of moments I felt somewhat cheated; and though I’ll be vague about it I can say it involved Mandarin. Still, read on; while I gave the movie four stars, I believe down the road I might very well revise this to a five. I’ll explain…

    First of all, rest assured there is A LOT of action. And there are a lot of the Iron Suits, too…it’s just that Tony Stark isn’t often the one IN the suit. I found myself often frustrated by that fact: Iron Man interruptus, if you will. Either the suits were off on their own, or they were on other people, or they weren’t working properly…something that seemed to occur almost constantly.

    I saw it in Imax 3D, and it was well worth the extra $$ to do so (given the fact that $17 is a RIDICULOUS price for a movie ticket in the first place). The movie was lush, packed with detail, and continuously drew me “inside” it. The scenes of (don’t panic about spoilers – these are in ALL the promos) Stark’s house exploding and falling into the sea are meticulously crafted and extremely inclusive…I really felt the dimensional layers as the house was blown apart: I could feel the force of the detonation, and house collapsing, and the impact of the sea as the house AND Iron Man tumbled into it. Similarly, the moments where his suit fly through the air and “find” him, or the death-defying scenes aboard (and outside) Air Force One, and so many others throughout the film really do feel like you’re there.

    When it comes to the action you’d expect from a movie such as this, IRON MAN 3 is a rollicking, smash-mouth treat. Director Shane Black – whose only previous directorial role was on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (which ironically served as Robert Downey, Jr.’s comeback film) – does a more-than-capable job, and the characters and events are big and loud. You’ll feel like you are on a roller-coaster; while there are of course moments of crazy adrenaline rushes, there are also emotional ups and down. But Tony Stark is just as glib as always, causing almost as much damage with his mouth as he does as with his armor. I laughed a lot during the movie … for those who care, Tony’s mechanical manservant JARVIS (the voice of Paul Bettany) gets a good deal of air play here, and he’s just as lovably bumbling as always.

    Yet – and remember my dichotomy about this – the movie really focuses on Tony Stark OUTSIDE the suit. I wish the promos had clued me into this: our man Tony is experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder because of what happened in The Avengers. Had I been informed of that I wouldn’t have felt slighted, and I think it would have better prepared me for this movie. I found myself constantly disappointed, even cheated, by the absence of Tony WITHIN the suit. I realize now that was the only way I felt Iron man was indeed Iron Man. Yet I will declare that now, looking back, I feel good about the movie, and I’m glad to have seen Tony as a more “real” person, as a more human man, a man undergoing a metamorphosis.

    There are other things about this movie that surprised me – and I’m sure will surprise you – that I will NOT tell you. Just realize that while this is a very action-packed movie, it is also a personal one. It’s this kind of writing that has typified the action movies of today, making them stand out above their “super-hero” predecessors. Like the The Dark Knight movies of Chris Nolan, these new, and better, powerhouse films are focusing on their heroes’ moments of personal growth, warts and all. It’s a trend I’m really happy to see.

    (A NOTE: if you feel negatively about my review, please leave a comment to help me next time.)

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  2. 22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome, September 5, 2013
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    I dont care about comics. As far as a movie? This was great. It makes me forget that stinker Iron Man 2. Good action, great camera angles, great characters. I enjoyed the madarin twist even though it was against the grain. Guy did a great job of being a villian. It was like getting part comic book, part video game, and part Lethal Weapon. The level of action and the pace of the movie was right on target. The pepper ending could have been a silly disaster but i think they did it right, and gwen played that scene perfect. I left the theatre very happy. Like spider man 2, avengers, x men 2, this is a great marvel action movie. Not a comic book. Shane Black did a great job with this movie. It was like being in the theatre as a kid watching the Hoth battle unfold. Thats how i feel about this movie. Can you tell i just watched it? Im going to watch it again right now.

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  3. 40 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Mandarin — The Man and The Myth!, June 24, 2013
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    This review is from: Iron Man 3 (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)

    [THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE THEATRICAL RELEASE].

    Ironman 3 ** MINOR SPOILERS **

    First Impressions: Though I was a bit disappointed that the storyline was not about Chinese megalomaniacs with 10 alien rings of power, I did enjoy the non-stop action and humor!

    Storylines and Plot: Well heck, you can read most of that on IMDB or other user reviews. I will say that Tony Stark has to be the most prepared guy in the universe.

    After further improvements in his armor and even getting to a point where the armor comes to him and parts of it can act independently, we find the only reason he’s doing this is to immerse himself on what he does well – a mechanism for controlling is panic attacks!

    We forget sometimes that Tony is just a guy. A very smart guy but really behind that superior façade it must be a shock that there are aliens and gods in the universe and that he was barely able to hold his own with the technology that he has to hand.

    Rather than being an advertisement for the earlier Avengers film (and that would be a natural conclusion, LOL), it’s similar to Ironman 2 – an exploration into Tony the man.

    I love the Marvel films because they are more than about the heroics. This may fall flat with fan boys but the producers want a film that resonates with the general public, and Ironman 3 does just that.

    Best Scenes:

    Destruction of the Malibu home yet there is some pretty clever moves that ensure survival from a missile attack by black helicopters.

    Mid-scene reveal of who The Mandarin really is (and no, he is not a Chinese dictator who has alien rings of power – dang it!) as he is surrounded by beauties. Humorous bathroom scene.

    The people that Tony dissed at a 1999 New Years’ party and the resultant backlash 20 or so years later. Some surprises.

    Though it is scientifically impossible for the body to heat to 3000 degrees, the film made the idea somewhat plausible – the weaponization of scientific discoveries is not completely unheard-of.

    Pepper Potts kicking some violent action!

    Bottom Line: Plenty of great action scenes – some ties to terrorism and the media’s slavish reporting of it – and the power of what one man can do to either conquer the universe or conquer himself.

    Recommended!

    [Do stay tuned for the end-of-credits scene!]

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